Weekly Photo Challenge: Under a Bridge

This week, the theme is to:

Photograph under a bridge

An easy one for me this week! My photography friends think I live under a bridge somewhere because I take so many photographs of bridges. I’m considered something of a “bridge specialist”.

Bridges are meant to go over something, so we often focus on the top part, but this challenge isn’t just about taking photographs of bridges, it’s specifically about being under a bridge – you know with the trolls. Not necessarily a place to find a beautiful or interesting photograph.

Photo Under Clark Bridge

I love to photograph this bridge and visit often, but on this morning the sun shown perfectly on the concrete foundation – not the most attractive part of the bridge. This was the first time that I really understood how light could change something ordinary into something extraordinary.
Sony A7II 96mm 1/15@f19 ISO100.

Under the bridge is where you can find the infrastructure, the parts that create the bridge, but also leading lines (see the Weekly Challenge on Leading Lines). Look for light and lines that make this functional part of the bridge interesting.

Photo Boat under MacArthur Bridge

Ship starts a foggy journey along Mississippi River under MacArthur Bridge.

Photo Street By Ponte Vecchio

Walking along street under Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.

As long as you’re under the bridge, don’t forget to look up!

Photo Eads Bridge Angle

A study of the arches on Eads Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri.

And of course, photographs may include people or things passing under a bridge or items found while you’re under a bridge.

Photo Water Taxi

A water taxi goes under a bridge in Chicago, Illinois.

So this week, find a bridge – a small bridge, a short bridge, a tall bridge, a functional bridge – and see if you can get underneath it for a photo.

Share your posts in the Comments below and use the tag WITSENDCHALLENGE.

I’m using my Random Inspiration Generator to choose the challenge each week. Use it if you want more frequent inspirations!

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  1. Cee Neuner says:

    WOW! What gorgeous photos. 😀

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  2. Colline says:

    I love your take on bridges – a little different to the norm.

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  3. LensScaper says:

    A clever and varied interpretation of the challenge – none of the usual suspects!. My favourite has to be the first one within the Blog text (square shaped). Something very special about the repetition of lines and the watery reflections – beautiful shot, Jenn.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some wonderful phots this week.
    Here is my entry. I hope you enjoy.

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  5. Beautiful photos. I like your first one of the unnamed bridge, but the one under MacArthur bridge is also wonderful. My entry is the bridges of Porto: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/five-bridges-of-porto/

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